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Justice League

There are few judicial appointment procedures in the world that are completely bereft of the overarching presence of either the executive or the legislature, or both. In the end, the judge is left with all the powers vested in him/her by the constitution to uphold the rule of law, within an atmosphere of external influences.

Why judicial discretion in bail?

By Amit Subhash Dubey The purpose of bail is to allow the accused person to be released from custody while they await trial so that they can continue to live their life and prepare for their defe...

Need of the hour: Judicial diversity

Government’s objection to Saurabh Kirpal’s appointment as a High Court judge because of his sexual orientation goes against the Constitution. Should a lesson be learnt from diverse benches of the UK and US judiciaries?

A Country of Half-Nots

There is a contention that if women of India are allowed into the labour force as equal partners, India may reach the levels of China and Vietnam on the manufacturing scale. However, age-old religious restrictions may not allow this to ever happen in India.

Fulfilling Corbusier’s Legacy

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has prohibited division of residential units in Phase I of Corbusier’s garden city in order to save it from bureaucratic shortsightedness, deviations and defiance.

Jurisprudence across the Palk Strait

The SC’s Kesavananda Bharati moment came recently when it asked ex-president Maithripala Sirisena to personally pay a huge compensation to victims of the April 2019 Easter Sunday terror blasts.

Kashmir Holocaust 1990: Going beyond remembrance, reviving the ethos of Kashmir

The 19th day of January, observed every year in the memory of Kashmiri victims of Holocaust, which took place on the same date in 1990, is the date on which all of us must reassert our commitment to human rights, including against the continued selective killing of Kashmiris till date in the Valley

La Dolce Vita

Will we reach the promised land if luxury leads the way? Have Plato’s healthy cities become a myth? The stock markets are singing an old tune.

The Indian Ethic

Justice Surya Kant recently brought focus on the Arthashastra, which must be studied by those in public life. But its guidance cannot help much in governance if we lack ethics as often seen nowadays.

All Good With Note Ban

A 4:1 Constitution Bench verdict absolved the Narendra Modi government of rushing in with demonetisation, but the dissenting verdict notes the RBI did the government’s bidding without applying its mind.

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